MHG57012 - WWI Water Tank - dockyard accommodation area, Invergordon
A WWI water tank in the dockyard accommodation area in Invergordon.
Type and Period (1)
- WATER TANK (First World War - 1914 AD? to 1918 AD?)
- None recorded
A WWI Water Tank in the dockyard accommodation area in Invergordon.
The site was investigated in 2015 as part of the ARCH project 'Invergordon in World War I'. On a WWI Naval plan in private possession, a small water tank is depicted to the south of oil tank 14. It would have been used by the extensive dockyard hutments situated to the south. After WWI the site was used for tank farm extension (tank 43 and its berm). <1>
At least three versions of a WWI Naval plan survive, two in private collection which probably date to wartime, and one in the National Archives (MPI 1/641/4) which dates to 1921. On all three the buildings taken over or built by the Navy are shaded, but there are a few discrepancies between the plans. One of the plans in private collection has enlarged details, but only shows the Admiralty buildings and not others in the town. Valuation Rolls also indicate some buildings not shaded on our plans were taken over by the military. It is clear from contemporary photographs that the army built additional buildings, particularly north of Cromlet Drive. <2>
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7107 6887 (11m by 11m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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